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Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

  • Everyone Everyone
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Immerse yourself in the underwater world of tropical reefs and meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats.

  • Everyone Everyone
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

Step inside a tropical world of caterpillars, chrysalises and hundreds of fluttering moths and butterflies.

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mapping a Nation exhibition
Mapping a Nation exhibition

See how William Smith created Britain's first geological map in the Museum's Mapping a Nation exhibition.

  • Everyone Everyone
David Attenborough's First Life VR experience
David Attenborough's First Life VR experience

Journey back in time with David Attenborough and dive into Earth's ancient oceans.

11:15 - 11:30, 13:30 - 13:45, 15:30 - 15:45

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Explore and Discover guides for families
Explore and Discover guides for families

Get the most out of your visit with our stimulating and inspiring Explore and Discover guides.

  • Families Families (all ages)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 14:30 - 15:15, 15:30 - 16:15

  • Everyone Everyone
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